Index to Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1995

By Author

The entries in this section are listed by author, title, reviewer (in parentheses), volume number, and beginning page number.

Anderson, Lynn Matthews, The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion (Marvin Folsom), 7/1:13.

Anderson, Lynn Matthews, The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion (Camille S. Williams), 7/1:3.

Ashment, Edward H., "The Use of Egyptian Magical Papyri to Authenticate the Book of Abraham: A Critical Review" (John Gee), 7/1:19.

Aston, Michaela Knoth, In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi's Journey across Arabia to Bountiful (L. Ara Norwood), 7/1:85.

Aston, Warren P., In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi's Journey across Arabia to Bountiful (L. Ara Norwood), 7/1:85.

Charles, Melodie Moench, "Book of Mormon Christology" (Ross David Baron), 7/1:91.

Charles, Melodie Moench, "Book of Mormon Christology" (Martin S. Tanner), 7/2:6.

Decker, Ed, Decker's Complete Handbook on Mormonism (Daniel C. Peterson), 7/2:38.

Epperson, Steven, Mormons and Jews: Early Mormon Theologies of Israel (Frank F. Judd, Jr., and Terrence L. Szink), 7/2:106.

Fingerhut, Eugene R., Explorers of Pre-Columbian America?: The Diffusionist-Inventionist Controversy (William J. Hamblin), 7/1:120.

Fritze, Ronald H., Legend and Lore of the Americas before 1492: An Encyclopedia of Visitors, Explorers, and Immigrants (William J. Hamblin), 7/1:120.

Gorton, H. Clay, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts (Garold N. Davis), 7/1:123.

Gorton, H. Clay, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts (Mark J. Johnson), 7/1:130.

Hullinger, Robert N., Joseph Smith's Response to Skepticism (Gary F. Novak), 7/1:139.

Johnson, Eric, Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon's Arguments without Being Offensive (LeIsle Jacobson), 7/1:155.

Marquardt, H. Michael, Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record (Larry C. Porter), 7/2:123.

McKeever, Bill, Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon's Arguments without Being Offensive (LeIsle Jacobson), 7/1:155.

Metcalfe, Brent Lee, "Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity" (Alan Goff), 7/1:170.

Metcalfe, Brent Lee, New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology (Kevin Christensen), 7/2:144.

Nyman, Monte S., The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word (Mack C. Stirling), 7/1:208.

Sampson, Joe, Written by the Finger of God: Testimony of Joseph Smith's Translations (John Gee), 7/1:219.

Shipps, Jan, Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition (Louis Midgley), 7/2:219.

Smith, George D., ed., Religion, Feminism, and Freedom of Conscience: A Mormon/Humanist Dialogue (Louis Midgley), 7/1:229.

Tate, Charles D., Jr., The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word (Mack C. Stirling), 7/1:208.

Toscano, Paul, The Sanctity of Dissent (William J. Hamblin), 7/1:298.

Treat, Raymond C., ed., Recent Book of Mormon Developments: Articles from the Zarahemla Record, vol. 2 (Alison V. P. Coutts), 7/2:253.

Walters, Wesley P., Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record (Larry C. Porter), 7/2:123.

Wilson, Timothy B., Mormon's Story: An Adaptation Based on the Book of Mormon (Camille S. Williams), 7/1:3.

By Title

The entries in this section are listed by title, author, reviewer (in parentheses), volume number, and beginning page number.

"Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity," by Brent Lee Metcalfe (Alan Goff), 7/1:170.

"Book of Mormon Christology," by Melodie Moench Charles (Ross David Baron), 7/1:91.

"Book of Mormon Christology," by Melodie Moench Charles (Martin S. Tanner), 7/26.

The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word, by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr. (Mack C. Stirling), 7/1:208.

Decker's Complete Handbook on Mormonism, by Ed Decker (Daniel C. Peterson), 7/2:38.

The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion, by Lynn Matthews Anderson (Marvin Folsom), 7/1:13.

The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion, by Lynn Matthews Anderson (Camille S. Williams), 7/1:3.

Explorers of Pre-Columbian America?: The Diffusionist-Inventionist Controversy, by Eugene R. Fingerhut (William J. Hamblin), 7/1:120.

First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon (Larry K. Smith), 7/23.

In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi's Journey across Arabia to Bountiful, by Warren P. Aston and Michaela Knoth Aston (L. Ara Norwood), 7/1:85.

Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record, by H. Michael Marquardt and Wesley P. Walters (Larry C. Porter), 7/2:123.

Joseph Smith's Response to Skepticism, by Robert N. Hullinger (Gary F. Novak), 7/1:139.

LDS Collectors Edition CD-ROM (Larry K. Smith), 7/2:256.

The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts, by H. Clay Gorton (Garold N. Davis), 7/1:123.

The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts, by H. Clay Gorton (Mark J. Johnson), 7/1:130.

Legend and Lore of the Americas before 1492: An Encyclopedia of Visitors, Explorers, and Immigrants, by Ronald H. Fritze (William J. Hamblin), 7/1:120.

Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition, by Jan Shipps (Louis Midgley), 7/2:219.

Mormons and Jews: Early Mormon Theologies of Israel, by Steven Epperson (Frank F. Judd, Jr., and Terrence L. Szink), 7/2:106.

Mormon's Story: An Adaptation Based on the Book of Mormon, by Timothy B. Wilson (Camille S. Williams), 7/1:3.

New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, edited by Brent Lee Metcalfe (Kevin Christensen), 7/2:144.

Overview of the Book of Mormon (Larry K. Smith), 7/2:1.

Recent Book of Mormon Developments: Articles from the Zarahemla Record, vol. 2, edited by Raymond C. Treat (Alison V. P. Coutts), 7/2:253.

Religion, Feminism, and Freedom of Conscience: A Mormon/ Humanist Dialogue, edited by George D. Smith (Louis Midgley), 7/1:229.

The Sanctity of Dissent, by Paul Toscano (William J. Hamblin), 7/1:298.

Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon's Arguments without Being Offensive, by Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson (LeIsle Jacobson), 7/1:155.

"The Use of Egyptian Magical Papyri to Authenticate the Book of Abraham: A Critical Review," by Edward H. Ashment (John Gee), 7/1:19.

Written by the Finger of God: Testimony of Joseph Smith's Translations, by Joe Sampson (John Gee), 7/1:219.

By Reviewer

The entries in this section are listed by reviewer, author, title, volume number, and beginning page number.

Baron, Ross David, review of Melodie Moench Charles, "Book of Mormon Christology," 7/1:91.

Davis, Garold N., review of H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts, 7/1:123.

Christensen, Kevin, review of Brent Lee Metcalfe, ed., New Approaches to the Book of Mormon: Explorations in Critical Methodology, 7/2:144.

Coutts, Alison V. P., review of Raymond C. Treat, ed., Recent Book of Mormon Developments: Articles from the Zarahemla Record, vol. 2, 7/2:253.

Folsom, Marvin, review of Lynn Matthews Anderson, The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion, 7/1:13.

Gee, John, review of Edward H. Ashment, "The Use of Egyptian Magical Papyri to Authenticate the Book of Abraham: A Critical Review," 7/1:19.

Gee, John, review of Joe Sampson, Written by the Finger of God: Testimony of Joseph Smith's Translations, 7/1:219.

Goff, Alan, review of Brent Lee Metcalfe, "Apologetic and Critical Assumptions about Book of Mormon Historicity," 7/1:170.

Hamblin, William J., review of Eugene R. Fingerhut, Explorers of Pre-Columbian America?: The Diffusionist-Inventionist Controversy, 7/1:120.

Hamblin, William J., review of Ronald H. Fritze, Legend and Lore of the Americas before 1492: An Encyclopedia of Visitors, Explorers, and Immigrants, 7/1:120.

Hamblin, William J., review of Paul Toscano, The Sanctity of Dissent, 7/1:298.

Jacobson, LeIsle, review of Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friend: Effective Ways to Challenge a Mormon's Arguments without Being Offensive, 7/1:155.

Johnson, Mark J., review of H. Clay Gorton, The Legacy of the Brass Plates of Laban: A Comparison of Biblical and Book of Mormon Isaiah Texts, 7/1:123.

Judd, Frank F., Jr., review of Steven Epperson, Mormons and Jews: Early Mormon Theologies of Israel, 7/2:106.

Midgley, Louis, review of Jan Shipps, Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition, 7/2:219.

Midgley, Louis, review of George D. Smith, ed., Religion, Feminism, and Freedom of Conscience: A Mormon/Humanist Dialogue, 7/1:229.

Norwood, L. Ara, review of Warren P. Aston and Michaela Knoth Aston, In the Footsteps of Lehi: New Evidence for Lehi's Journey across Arabia to Bountiful, 7/1:85.

Novak, Gary F., review of Robert N. Hullinger, Joseph Smith's Response to Skepticism, 7/1:139.

Peterson, Daniel C., review of Ed Decker, Decker's Complete Handbook on Mormonism, 7/2:38.

Porter, Larry C., review of H. Michael Marquardt and Wesley P. Walters, Inventing Mormonism: Tradition and the Historical Record, 7/2:123.

Smith, Larry K., review of First Nephi: Study Book of Mormon, 7/2:3.

Smith, Larry K., review of LDS Collectors Edition CD-ROM, 7/2:1.

Smith, Larry K., review of Overview of the Book of Mormon, 7/2:1.

Sterling, Mack C., review of Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., The Book of Mormon: Helaman through 3 Nephi 8, According to Thy Word, 7/1:208.

Szink, Terrence L., review of Steven Epperson, Mormons and Jews: Early Mormon Theologies of Israel, 7/2:106.

Tanner, Martin S., review of Melodie Moench Charles, "Book of Mormon Christology," 7/2:6.

Williams, Camille S., review of Lynn Matthews Anderson, The Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon: A Learning Companion, 7/1:3.

Williams, Camille S., review of Timothy B. Wilson, Mormon's Story: An Adaptation Based on the Book of Mormon, 7/1:3.

By Subject

Abinadi, disguise of, 7/1:194

Abinadi, teaching of, on God and Jesus Christ, 7/1:92

Abraham, book of

relationship to Joseph Smith Papyri, 7/1:71

Abraham, name of, among Egyptian documents, 7/1:19, 22-23, 28, 29 n. 35, 29-35

Abrasax, name of, 7/1:32-34

absolute and unchanging doctrine, belief in, 7/1:269

academic freedom, at Brigham Young University, 7/1:245, 250, 264, 274

accuracy of key predictions, a value in evaluating paradigms, 7/2:161-73

acids of modernity, and return to Christian faith, 7/1:290

Allred, Janice Merrill, belief of, that Father and Son are one being, 7/1:309-11

allusion, as indication of sophistication, 7/1:192-206

Alma 32, discussion of, 7/2:145, 161, 172-73, 176-77, 181, 187, 208-10, 214

Alphabet and Grammar, from the Kirtland Egyptian Papers, 7/1:219

America, and its civilizations, 7/1:212

Anastasi archive

Egyptian nature of, 7/1:45

significance of, for the book of Abraham, 7/1:72-74, 76

anti-Mormonism, 7/1:229-30

apostasy

and destruction, 7/1:214

criticism leading to, 7/1:300

stages in development of, in society, 7/1:212

Arminianism, elements of, in Book of Mormon, 7/1:146

Ashment, Ed, versus Hugh Nibley on Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon, 7/2:193-95

atonement

according to Ed Decker, 7/2:76-77

of Jesus Christ, as explained in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 7/2:77-78

role of Paul Toscano's deities in, 7/1:307-8

authority,

appeal to, 7/2:180 n. 102

divine investiture of, 7/1:109

authorship

of the standard works, 7/1:v

Benjamin, King, speech of, as nineteenth-century revival, 7/2:174

Betz, Hans Dieter, use of term magic, 7/1:66 n. 240

Book of Mormon

and belief in its truth, 7/2:229

and link with Joseph Smith's role as prophet, 7/2:232

archaeological evidence supporting, 7/1:88 n. 2

as a self-contained literary unit, 7/2:107

as a trance-related production, 7/2:227

as an authentic ancient text, 7/1:90, 231

as ancient scripture, 7/2:24

as Book of the Restoration of the Covenant, 7/2:253

as inspired fiction, 7/2:185

as keystone of the faith, 7/2:213

as modern work of fiction, 7/1:92, 141, 151, 263, 268

as most correct book, 7/1:1, 15

as nineteenth-century fiction, 7/2:146

as second witness for Jesus Christ, 7/1:99

authors of, 7/2:1

authorship, 7/2:247

belief of Saints in its truth, 7/2:251

book-by-book summary of, 7/2:1

changes in text of, 7/2:90-92

complexity of, 7/1:207

differences in the manuscripts of, 7/2:254

geographic location of, 7/2:2

historicity of, attacked in New Approaches, 7/2:144

literary studies of, 7/2:179

Book of Mormon

modern-language versions of, 7/1:x, 1-2, 3-12

history of, 7/1:13-14

naturalistic explanation of, according to Jan Shipps, 7/2:224-25

overview of, 7/2:1

peoples of, 7/2:1

plausibility of, versus proof of, 7/2:234

population issues of, 7/2:164-70

purposes of, 7/2:1

records of, 7/2:2

simplified text in double columns, 7/1:7

simplified text in parallel columns, 7/1:3

spiritual message of, 7/1:15

subtitle of, 7/2:72

time line of, 7/2:2

truth claims of, 7/2:222

truthfulness of, not based on peripheral issues, 7/2:171

versification according to 1830 edition of, 7/2:3

Bountiful

site where Nephi built his ship, 7/1:86

Wadi Sayq as site of, 7/1:88

Brigham Young University, issues of academic freedom, 7/1:253-54

Brodie, Fawn M., and view of Joseph Smith, 7/2:224

Bultmann, Rudolph, cosmology of, 7/1:95

challenging a Mormon's arguments, 7/1:155

Charles, Melodie Moench, contradictory conclusions of, 7/2:36

children, and understanding Book of Mormon, 7/1:3

Christian terminology, adopted by Mormonism with its own definitions, 7/1:158-60

Christians, Mormons as, 7/1: vii, 160

Christology

according to Abinadi, 7/2:8

Book of Mormon, 7/2:12-16, 91

chronology of early Mormon events

according to Marquardt and Walters, 7/2:125-26

limitations of, 7/2:125

church and state, relationship between, 7/2:65

Church, details of organization of, 7/2:135-37

churches, equality of, 7/1:303-4

comprehensiveness and coherence, values in evaluating paradigms, 7/2:173-76

Comte, Auguste, coined term positivism, 7/1:171

context, as a limit on human perspective, 7/2:198-208

counter-Mormon movements, Protestant evangelical attacks, 7/1:236

covenant making, pattern of, in the Old Testament, 7/1:211

covenant of Abraham, for literal descendants of Israel, 7/2:113

covenants

among secret combinations, 7/1:215

as central concept in overview, 7/2:1

curse, simile, and obedience to law, 7/1:200

d'Anastasi, Giovanni

collector of Egyptian antiquities, 7/1:35

papyri collections of, 7/1:35, 38-41

data, as theory-laden, 7/2:151, 159

Decker's Complete Handbook on Mormonism, typographical errors in, 7/2:92-93

Decker, Ed

and his charges against the Mormons, 7/2:67-70

and his questionable commitment to religious liberty, 7/2:63-66

critical look at, 7/2:38 n. 3

deification, human, doctrine of, 7/2:74-75

devil, casting out of, 7/1:49 n. 154

disguise type-scenes, 7/1:194-204

dissent from within, threatening the Saints, 7/2:233

dissenters

commitments of, 7/1:314

excommunication of, 7/1:313-16

dissidents and critics, response of Brethren to, 7/1:259

doctrinal errors, introduction of, 7/1:1, 15

Documentary History of the Church, reliability of,7/2:54-55

documents, relating to the origins of the restored Church, 7/2:123

economic expansion, in Mesoamerica, 7/1:218

ecumenical movement, and the Latter-day Saints, 7/2:122

Editor's Picks, 7/1:xii, 7/2:vii-viii

Egyptology, discipline of, 7/1:25-27

Elohim, as father of Jehovah, 7/1:114

environmental explanation, of the Book of Mormon, 7/1:141, 150, 153-54

errors, methodological, in misrepresentation of Book of Mormon and early Latter-day Saint teachings about the Jews, 7/2:120

errors, purported, in Mormon scripture, 7/2:93-96

eternal life, promise of, 7/1:211

Ethan Smith theory, evaluation of, 7/1:150 n. 22

Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews, reputedly borrowed by Joseph Smith, 7/1:149

ethical teachings of Book of Mormon, compared to historical authenticity, 7/1:152

excommunication, of dissidents, 7/1:270

Facsimile 1, Figure 3, of book of Abraham, restoration of head, 7/1:79-82

faith

and naturalistic humanism, confrontation between, 7/1:278

basis of, 7/1:27-28

falsification, limits of, 7/2:153-59

Feast of Tabernacles, as model for King Benjamin's speech, 7/2:175 and 175 n. 88

feminism, 7/1:254-57

First Nephi, study aids for, 7/2:3

First Vision, accounts of, 7/1:165, 7/2:32

forty-day ministry, of Jesus Christ, 7/2:109

Foster, Lawrence, and view of Book of Mormon, 7/2:226-27

"freedom of the mind," expression of Hugh B. Brown, 7/1:266

free agency, use of term, 7/1:252

freedom

and humanism, 7/1:243

religious, in early Utah, 7/2:57-58

within the community of faith, 7/1:262

fruitfulness, a value in evaluating paradigms, 7/2:176-77

future promise, a value in evaluating paradigms, 7/2:181-87

Gadianton oaths, suppression of, 7/2:216 n. 183

geography, Book of Mormon, 7/1:150

God

concept of, 7/1:304-5

names of

Yahweh and Elohim, 7/2:100

trinitarian concept of, 7/2:25

Godhead

members of, as distinct beings, 7/1:91 n. 2

statement of Joseph Smith on, 7/1:116

understanding of, in 1830-1835, 7/1:113

Paul Toscano's teachings on, 7/1:307-9

God Makers (film), The, evaluation of, 7/2:70

gold plates, weight of, 7/1:165

gospel

Christian, compared to restored gospel, 7/2:71

restored, as response to cultural conditions, 7/1:148

Gottwald, Norman K., cosmology of, 7/1:95

grace, necessity of, 7/2:77, 210

Harris-Anthon affair, 7/1:146

Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon

and it came to pass, 7/1:v-vii, 4

Hebrew poetry, use of, 7/2:254

Hinckley, Gordon B., prophet of our time, 7/1:316

history

early, of the Latter-day Saints, and voids in information, 7/2:124

liberalizing role of, 7/1:293

sacred versus ordinary, according to Jan Shipps, 7/2:234-35

Holy Ghost

gift of, by laying on of hands, 7/2:103

role in bringing souls to Christ, 7/1:161

homeoteleuton, type of scribal error, 7/2:91

imperfection of our knowledge, 7/2:218

infinite sins, concept of, originating with Anselm of Canterbury, 7/2:22

Isaiah

authorship of, 7/1:127

Book of Mormon version as oldest text, 7/1:126

Isaiah passages, Book of Mormon, 7/1:123, 146

chiastic structures in, 7/1:124, 134

compared with other texts, 7/1:124, 130, 138

Jehovah, as God of the Old Testament, 7/1:114

Jesus Christ

and God as separate beings, 7/2:6

as distinct from the Father, 7/1:111

as God and man, 7/2:12-14 n. 11

as God and man, scriptural basis for, 7/2:14 n. 12

as God of the Old Testament, 7/2:28, 34-36

as Messiah, 7/1:103 n. 27

as mortal during his ministry, 7/1:98

as Son of God, 7/1:103 n. 27

as the Father, 7/2:27

knowledge of, hundreds of years before his coming, 7/2:111

names and roles of, 7/1:209

postresurrection appearance of, 7/2:72

prophecies of

in the Book of Mormon, 7/1:97 n. 16

in the Old Testament, 7/1:117

worship of, in New Testament, 7/1:101 n. 22

Jesus Seminar, and analysis of Jesus' sayings in canonical Gospels, 7/2:111

Jews

and recognition of Jesus Christ as the true Messiah, 7/2:114-19

and their acceptance of the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, 7/2:116-19

conversion of, to the Church of Jesus Christ, 7/2:114, 119

Latter-day Saint attitudes and beliefs regarding, 7/2:106

justification, relationship with sanctification, 7/1:209

Kabbalah game, according to Sampson, 7/1:224-25

kabbalistic keys, used to unlock Book of Mormon, 7/1:219

keywords, repetition of, 7/1:213

Kimball, Spencer W., teachings of, concerning the law of the gathering Israel in the latter days, 7/2:120

King Lear, as inspiredwork, 7/2:186 n. 115

Kirtland Egyptian Papers, collection of documents, 7/1:226

Lamanites, identification of, with Indians, 7/1:144

Lamanites, interrelationships with Nephites, 7/1:212

Lane, Rev. George, and opportunities for Joseph Smith to hear him, 7/2:128-31

language, scriptural, 7/1:11

Last Temptation of Christ (film), The, and its portrayal of Jesus Christ,7/2:73-74

law of Moses, Nephite knowledge of, 7/2:112

LDS Collectors Edition CD-ROM

contents of, 7/2:257-58

hypertext and search capabilities of, 7/2:258-60

Macintosh version of, 7/2:260-62

Windows version of, 7/2:262

Lectures on Faith, never canonized, 7/2:90

limits, on human perspective, 7/2:187-88

literary and narrative theory

claim of, that ideology is inevitable, 7/1:174, 180-82

undermining historical claims of Book of Mormon, according to Metcalfe, 7/1:170

literary patterns

in Book of Mormon, 7/1:174

presence of, denies possibility of being authentic history, 7/1:182-87

logic

and reason, to counter arguments, 7/1:160

circular argument, 7/1:100

fallacies of negative proof, 7/1:25

fallacy of equivocation, 7/1:46, 111

traditional, in examining Latter-day Saint beliefs, 7/1:vii-x

Lucifer, as spirit brother of Jesus Christ, 7/2:85-86

magic

as distinguished from religion, 7/1:50-66

magic

definition of, 7/1: 46-50, 83

according to D. Michael Quinn, 7/1:59-60

according to Hans Dieter Betz, 7/1:66-67 n. 240

according to Jerald and Sandra Tanner, 7/1:60-62

in scholarly discourse, 7/1:64-66

in the Hekhalot literature, 7/1:56

outside of one's beliefs, 7/1:57-58

in ancient Egyptian religion, 7/1:56-57

in Mormonism, according to Ed Decker, 7/2:41

magic and the occult, involvement of the Smith family in, 7/2:231

manic depression, associated with genius, 7/2:227 n. 26

Marquardt, H. Michael, and search for Mormon documents, 7/2:123-24

marriage, interracial and intercultural, 7/2:68

Marxism, as response to cultural conditions, 7/1:148

masks, use of, by Egyptian priests, 7/1:82 n. 315

Masonry, Book of Mormon as response to, 7/1:149

McMurrin, Sterling, opinions on naturalistic humanism, 7/1:278-94

Messiah

as expected by the Israelites, 7/2:16-24

New Testament expectations of, 7/1:100-105

prophetic statements about, 7/2:21 n. 29

Mormon

and his philosophy of history, 7/1:215

as an editor, 7/1:215

Mormon historians, history of positivism among, 7/1:176

Moroni, Angel, timing of visits of, 7/2:132-35

Mosiah 15:1-4, analysis of, 7/1:118-19

Mother Goddess, Paul Toscano's concept of, 7/1:306-7

Mother in Heaven

as the Holy Ghost, 7/1:307, 309

LDS concept of, 7/1:306

Mound Builder myth, 7/2:154 n. 26

mysticism, as explanation of early revelations, 7/1:147-48 n. 14

Nahom

as ancient place-name in southern Arabia, 7/1:87

Ishmael's place of burial, 7/1:85

research on, 7/1:87

narrative repetitions, 7/1:187-92

naturalistic explanations, implications of, 7/2:225, 228

Nephi2, life of, 7/1:210

Nephites, interrelationships with Lamanites, 7/1:212

New Approaches (book),designed to provide escape from faith, 7/2:211

New World, pre-Columbian explorations of, 7/1:120

objectivity, and the historical method, 7/2:228, 237

oneness, in reference to deity, 7/2:26

original sin, denial by Mormons, 7/2:98

overview, of the Book of Mormon, 7/2:1

papyri

background of, 7/1:35

magical, use and content of, 7/1:83

Papyri, Greek Magical (PGM)

contents of, 7/1:38

definition of, 7/1:46

nature of, 7/1:42

Papyri, Joseph Smith

dating of, 7/1:71 n. 272

relationship of, to book of Abraham, 7/1:71

paradigm debate, makes real communication possible, 7/2:159-60

paradigms

choice between, based on application of values, not rules, 7/2:161

source of assumptions and methods, 7/2:148

versus self-evident facts, 7/2:209

patriarchal blessing, Ed Decker's view of, 7/2:41

patriolatry, the idolatry of God the Father, 7/1:303-5

perdition, son of, 7/2:88

perplexity, as precursor to all learning, 7/1:213

personality type, authoritarian, 7/2:179 n. 100

plagiarism, alleged, in 3 Nephi 12-14, 7/2:178-79

plain and precious parts of the gospel, restoration of, 7/1:211

poetry in the Book of Mormon, 7/1:7

positivism

and ideology, 7/1:175

as conception of scientific approach to human understanding, 7/1:171

historical development of, 7/1:172

positivist claims for neutrality and objectivity, 7/1:172-73

positivist distinction between literature and history, 7/1:174

postpositivist position, disseminated through literary and narrative theory, 7/1:172

pre-Columbian contacts, between the New and Old worlds, 7/1:121

Preisendanz, Karl, publisher of Papyri Graecae Magicae, 7/1:38

Presbyterianism, and Smith family membership, 7/2:131-32, 134

priesthood blessings, as demonically empowered, according to Ed Decker, 7/2:41

prophecies

of coming of Christ, 7/1:96

prophecy, before-the-fact, 7/1:95, 108-11, 7/2:14-16

prophets

rivalry between, and skeptics, 7/2:183

living, putting trust in, 7/1:161

punishment theme, parallels between Jeroboam and Noah, 7/1:200-206

pupil of the wedjat-eye, Abraham called, 7/1:76-79

Quinn, D. Michael, as source for Ed Decker, 7/2:41 n. 15

religion, as distinguished from magic, 7/1:50-66

revelation,

continuing,

position of LDS Church, 7/2:7

purpose of, 7/1:299

divine, defense of, 7/1:296

explanation of, 7/1:147

revisionist agenda, of Signature Books, 7/1:231

revivals, religious, timing of, 7/2:127-31

Sabellianism, doctrine of, regarding Godhead, 7/1:105-7, 7/2:26-28, 31

sacrament prayers, paraphrase of, 7/1:8

salvation

by works and grace, 7/2:77-80

in modern Christianity, 7/2:81-82

only through Jesus Christ, 7/2:119

sanctification

principle of, 7/1:208

relationship with justification, 7/1:209

scholarship, and faith, 7/2:182

science, history of, includes many instances of intolerance and resistance to new theories, 7/2:155 n. 31

scientific method, influence on knowledge, 7/1:171

scripture, proof of, through the power of the Holy Ghost, 7/1:24

scriptures, interpretations of, 7/1:168

sealed book, Book of Mormon, 7/1:219

Second Comforter, 7/1:211

secular humanism, advanced by Paul Kurtz, 7/1:237

selectivity, as a limit on human perspective, 7/2:192-95

Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew, compared to 3 Nephi version, 7/2:9-10

Shipps, Jan

and reviews of Mormonism, 7/2:220 n. 3

background of, 7/2:221-22

simplicity and aesthetics, values in evaluating paradigms, 7/2:177-81

Skepticism, Joseph Smith's response to, 7/1:146

Smith, Alvin, death of, and knowledge of Moroni, 7/2:132-35

Smith, Joseph

and efforts to debase his character, 7/2:124

and his ideas about revelation, 7/1:146

as a false prophet, according to Ed Decker, 7/2:48-50

as a mystic, 7/2:241-46

environment of, influencing Book of Mormon, 7/1:146

historical narrative of, 7/2:138

misinformation on, by Ed Decker, 7/2:50-55

teachings and opinions of, 7/1:143

Smith, Robert Morton, author of Jesus the Magician, 7/1:67-71

social stratification, in Mesoamerica, 7/1:218

social, economic, and political conditions, in Helaman and 3 Nephi, 7/1:217

spiritual abuse

accusations against the Church, 7/1:254, 304

subjectivity, as a limit on human perspective, 7/2:195-98

temples

hatred and hostility toward, 7/2:82-83

objection to, by Ed Decker, 7/2:83-85

temporality, as a limit on human perspective, 7/2:188-92

testimony bearing, as a means of sharing faith, 7/2:55-57

Textual Comparison Chart, notes changes in various editions of 1 Nephi, 7/2:4

Third Nephi, insights into text of, 7/2:158 n. 37

Thompson, Stephen, and his response to reviews of New Approaches, 7/2:146-47 n. 4

Topical Index, like a concordance, 7/2:4

Toscano, Paul, accusations of, against the LDS Church, 7/1:298, 302

"touch me not," vs. "do not hold on to me," 7/2:94-95

tradition, appeal to, 7/2:180 n. 102

true believer, characteristics of, 7/2:181 n. 103

true church, only, belief in, 7/1:268

truth claims, avoidance of, 7/2:223

truths, restored, 7/2:7

tumbaga, alloy of gold and copper, 7/1:166

Universalism, and the Book of Mormon, 7/2:201-8

verification, limits of, 7/2:151-53

vocabulary, religious, ranging from formal to colloquial, 7/1:11

Wadi Sayq, as site of Bountiful, 7/1:88

Walters, Wesley P.

and search for Mormon documents, 7/2:123-24

with Fred Poffarl, unethical use of source documents, 7/2:139-43

Witnesses, to the Book of Mormon, 7/2:51-53

women, and their relationship to men, 7/2:59

works, salvation by, and grace, 7/2:76-80

world views, competing, 7/2:181

Wright, David P., teachings of, 7/1:268 n. 89

Young, Brigham, quotation on Jews and gentiles misused, 7/2:120-21

Zosimus, Egyptian pagan, 7/1:45